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    Nikki Brown

    Bushwalking with her Grandfather sparked Nikki’s interest in the nature.  Later, after scouting and mountaineering, Nikki discovered bush survival skills. She has since studied with Jon Young, Nature Philosophy Australia, and those who learnt from Tom Brown’s Tracker School, Wilderness Awareness School and Joanna Macey’s Deep Ecology. Nikki spent 2010 living in the bush, employing all […]

    Sam New

    Passionate about living simply, Sam has learnt and researched bush skills since he was a lad. A perfectionist and a bush scientist, Sam researches, tests and experiments to find the best ways of doing things. Sam’s knowledge is deep and combined with his  humor and fantastic storytelling ability, there’s never a dull moment.

    Jo New

    With a background in design, art and architecture and an enduring passion in all things natural and sustainable, Jo has focused on learning the ancient skills of foraging, preparation, dying, weaving and cord making, as shared by the Yolngu women visited every year in Arnhem Land by Jo, Sam and their 2 children.


    Nature is your greatest teacher. If you cannot come to a course, just get outside and spend some time observing and learning from the masters